Fitzgerald was our reading teacher at school. He picked out a book for the class to read out loud, called Paddle-to-the-Sea. It was written by a human named Holling Clancy Holling. I was the first one to read:
"The Canadian wilderness was white with snow. From Lake Superior northward the evergreen trees wore hoods and coats of white. A heavy blanket of cloud hung low across the hills. There was no sound . . . "